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Posted April 2017


My latest play - The Lady Demands Satisfaction has just been announced the winner of the 2017-18 Joining Sword and Pen competition!

The feature film version of A Gulag Mouse progresses, now in post!

Long Joan Silver was extended at the Loft Theatre Ensemble in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles - this is the last weekend! Last show 5pm, Sunday April 2nd!

Long Joan Silver

Rave reviews for "LONG JOAN SILVER"!

Tracey Paleo of Gia on the Move writes: "the literary classic coming-of-age story is transmuted into an incredibly entertaining modern farce, ripe with perfectly inserted and delivered one-liners, silly gags that work in every pause for a laugh, and a swift sailing narrative that stays engaging throughout."
Review by Tracey Paleo.

David MacDowell Blue of Night-Tinted Glasses calls it: "A rollicking good time on a startling number of levels".
Review by David MacDowell Blue.

Long Joan Silver

Doing the Math had its UK premiere, performed by Darren Forster, at The Big GIG Dig at the Ludlow Brewery, The Railway Shed, Station Drive, Ludlow, UK on March 25th to raise awareness for Aspergers Syndrome; but don't miss the upcoming show at the Darwin Community Center , Frankwell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, on April 17th, World Autism Awareness Day, in a fundraiser for Autonomy - a support group for people with Asperger's Syndrome. Please support them, if you can!

The Big DIG Gig

World Autism Awareness Day

Childish Things will be part of an all-star lineup at Midnight Summit Ensemble's Ten Minute Play Slam in Chicago, including:
On Edge By Craig Pospisil
Pineapple Upside Down Cake By Catherine Weingarten
Sump Pump By Tim Greger
The Course We Set By Amy Tofte
The Gaping Void of Human Loneliness By Dawson Moore
Spooning By Julia Lederer
The 10 Minute Play Slam will perform on April 10th and 17th at 8pm at The Frontier Theatre, 1106 W. Thorndale Ave. Chicago, IL 60660.

Midnight Summit Ensemble Play Slam

MAY - A collection of One Acts including HOW BLUE IS MY CROCODILE will be at the SULLIVAN COUNTY DRAMATIC WORKSHOP in Fallsburg, NY.

Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop

JUNE - OF RATS AND MEN will be at the Mildred Umbrella Theatre's short play festival MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION IX - my second play with them after last year's Childish Things. June 29-July 1 & July 6-8, 2017 Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm. All tickets Pay-What-You-Can. Studio 101, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007

Museum of Dysfunction IX

Publications over the last year included Bully Issues as part of the collection Bullying, Ink from YouthPLAYS, and If You Could Go Back... as part of the collection 30 Short Plays for Passionate Actors and The Fourth Ghost is included in 105 Five-Minute Plays for Study and Performance. Coming soon One Minute Plays includes two of my micro-plays, Not Expecting That and Parent Teacher Conference; and Childish Things will be included in the iconic series that's been the standard of excellence for over seventy years - Applause Books' Best American Short Plays 2015-2016.

Bullying, Ink     30 Plays for Passionate Actors     One Minute Plays     105 Five Minute Plays     One Minute Plays

My headshot is by Silvia Spross.